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22 July 2022
#AntarticLog: To sea we go!
And now for something completely different. #AntarcticLog heads to the deep sea, where carbon sinks, where the sea is black, and where the tiny submersible Alvin — able to carry three people — will soon be shining its light on unseen territory.
28 February 2022
Earth science storytelling with community science
The standard scientific method begins with an observation. Then the scientist will create a hypothesis, collect evidence, test their theory, analyze data, and make a final conclusion. So much goes on behind the scenes before that data is available to the public and most people are even aware of a problem.
8 October 2021
#AntarcticLog: Kids are our (climate) future
When I think about what the world’s kids have been through for the last year and a half — since the start of the pandemic — I want to cry. And yet look at them — out stumping for climate change action, using their artwork to voice their concerns, wishes, and — as it right for the next generation — demands.
11 February 2019
Telling the Stories of STEM
I took a chance and asked Jane, has your son considered engineering? She gave me a strange look as if I hadn’t heard her say her son wanted a career that helps people, and she quickly changed the subject. As a result, I missed the opportunity to tell Jane about Mike Paddock.
21 January 2019
How to make glaciers fun to learn about
I’ve been studying terrestrial glaciers for a half dozen years now, and Spoiler Alert: they are melting! While seeing the demise of the cryosphere unfold before my eyes, I started to pursue more and more outreach opportunities to help “get the word out” to the public.
21 June 2018
AGU Centennial is a time for outreach
AGU is turning 100 and we want everyone to be a part of it!
12 March 2018
The Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse (CATE) Experiment
Where were you during the 2017 solar eclipse? These citizens were being scientists.